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Artango’s Thanksgiving Dinner Will Please the Norbert in Your Life

Artango is making life easier for us by serving food that is going to make all of us happy. Add to that the bonus that we don’t have to cook, or clean up, and we’re all going to split the bill, so it’s actually a very economical way to enjoy each other’s company. On Thanksgiving Day, […]

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Nov 09, 2018 09:37 PM
Sneak Peek: The Darling Also Has a Little of the, Um, Daring

Lindsey Marks – who performs burlesque as Lady Jack – is chatting in front of a large Alice in Wonderland painting in the downstairs dining room at The Darling, on W. Randolph St.. This new space, owned by Sophie Huterstein, who also owns L.A.’s The Wellesbourne, is next door to J.P. Graziano, purveyor of exceptional Italian […]

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Nov 07, 2018 09:50 PM
What Food Pairs with Scotch Whisky? At Chicago’s SideDoor, Lots!

It doesn’t seem that Scotch whisky would be a great pairing with food: the spirit is big, sometimes smoky and seems like it could steamroll all but the most powerful flavors. But you might be surprised how well Scotch can pair with foods. We were eager to try pairing Scotch whisky with Scottish-type food It […]

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Nov 01, 2018 09:15 PM

Weekly Planner: Happy Hour at Broken Shaker, Industry Mondays at Arbella, Beer Flights and More

Happy Hour at Broken Shaker

New happy hours are a dime a dozen these days in Chicago, but the version taking place at the Broken Shaker may be the coolest (and most irreverent) yet. It’s called the “Happy Hipster,” and it’s a playful, nostalgia-inspired combo that features a secret recipe burger with fries and a domestic beer for $14. It’s sort of like an adult happy meal, and it’s even served in a box. The combo is available Monday through Saturday from 4:00 p.m. until 6:00 p.m. and on Sunday from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m.  

Industry Mondays at Arbella

One surefire way to kickstart the week into gear is with discounted drinks at Arbella. One of the most exciting and unique cocktail bars in River North, Arbella provides more incentive to swing through on Mondays with its new industry nights. Between the hours of 9:00 p.m. and midnight, members of the hospitality industry will get 25% off select cocktails and street food-inspired snacks from the late-night kitchen. 

 

Broken Shaker
Broken Shaker

Beer Flights at The Florentine

In other boozy news, The Florentine has rolled out new craft beer flights. Both city and suburban breweries are on deck for the menu offerings, each flight consisting of three 6-oz. pours. The City Flight consists of Baderbrau Brewing Company’s South Side Pride Lager, Maplewood Brewery’s Son of Juice American IPA and Off Color Brewing’s Apex Predator Farmhouse Ale. The Suburban Flight, meanwhile, contains Solemn Oath Brewery’s LÜ Kolsch-style Ale, Two Brothers Brewing Company Dog Days Dortmunder Lager and Temperance Beer Company’s Greenwood Beach Blonde Ale. As an added bonus, guests can also create their own flight, with options from Ohio, Michigan, California and Colorado in addition to Illinois.

#GoingOverBoard Dinners at Oyster Bah

Since summer weekends are never meant to end, Oyster Bah has implemented a fun new dinner series that keeps the merriment going with its #GoingOverBoard dinners on Mondays and Tuesdays. Each week for dinner, Oyster Bah offers special Alaskan king crab and Maine lobster dinners starting at 5:00 p.m. for $43.95. Guests get to choose from 1-lb. steamed king crab or 1.5 lbs. steamed lobster. Dinner is served with fries, cole slaw, garlic bread and drawn butter for dipping. Altogether, the experience feels like vacationing on a beach, celebrating the best of summer eating. Space and supplies are limited, so reservations are suggested. 

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Miami's wildly popular craft cocktail bar heads to Chicago with a location in River North's former Tokyo Hotel. Now an outpost of Miami's Freehand Hotel, Broken Shaker features culinary inspired...

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This restaurant from BLT Restaurant Group, inside the JW Marriott, offers a seasonal and substantial menu of Italian-American cuisine featuring top imported Italian pastas, cheeses, salts and meats.

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